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An episode-by-episode analysis and critique of the television show Queer as Folk. The show started airing in December 2000, and we discuss how gay life has changed, or stayed the same 15 years later. At the end of each episode we ask the question of whether the episode's content still holds up today.

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An episode-by-episode analysis and critique of the television show Queer as Folk. The show started airing in December 2000, and we discuss how gay life has changed, or stayed the same 15 years later. At the end of each episode we ask the question of whether the episode's content still holds up today.

    4.07 Preponderance of Death

    4.07 Preponderance of Death

    Brian finds out that cancer or not, he is facing a testicle-ectomy in order to stay alive. The prognosis is good, but life with one ball seems to weigh on Brian the most. As he gets closer to his surgical date, Brian begins to eschew sex with Justin, and shockingly a foursome with two hunks that Justin captured from Babylon. Blake finally realizes that carrying on a physical relationship with Ted is detrimental to Ted’s recovery process. 

    • 49 min
    4.06 Death in the Family

    4.06 Death in the Family

    Debbie and Uncle Vic argue over Vic moving on in his life, and Debbie still carrying resentment over her role in keeping Vic alive. Brian and Justin place their bets on who can nail the hunky new doctor in town, only to be interrupted by comedy and tragedy. Michael and Justin get word that a famous Hollywood director loves Rage and wants to turn it into a movie. Ted continues his journey of making amends in a final showdown with Emmett.

    • 57 min
    4.05 How Far You Can Go

    4.05 How Far You Can Go

    Cody’s crusade against straight people takes a sinister turn when he teaches Justin how to fire a gun and then digs up an unsavory character from Justin’s past. Melanie is removed from the legal team and with Brian’s help faces the uncomfortable reality that she will have to take the high road and sit second chair on the case. Ted is working through step 8 of his 12 step program and making amends to a mostly welcoming group of friends.

    • 46 min
    4.04 Escalating Violence

    4.04 Escalating Violence

    Justin & Cody escalate their crusade against straight people and casual, verbal gay bashing, this time with the help of a gun. In one of three story runners, Emmett is having lots of outdoor sex until a monsoon overtakes Pittsburgh leading him to escort a howling wolfman into Melanie and Lindsay’s attic. After hacking into his former employers’ accounting system and after splitting the checks at a senior citizen birthday dinner, he realizes that his true calling in life is being an accountant

    • 45 min
    4.03 Starting a Whole New Life

    4.03 Starting a Whole New Life

    Fresh out of rehab, Ted faces multiple tests; health and employment. Brian enlists Jennifer to find appropriate office space for Kinnetik, and winds up with an abandoned bathhouse. Vic and Rodney look for their own place leaving Debbie on her own.

    • 39 min
    4.02 Stand Up For Ourselves

    4.02 Stand Up For Ourselves

    Brian struggles to get his agency off the ground while Justin joins a vigilante group. Ted bounces in and out of rehab with Blake's help. Emmett and Michael attend a Radical Faerie event in an attempt to reignite Emmet's queerness.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

Skadisdottir ,

Excellent gay banter

Listening to two gay men from Chicago discuss my favorite show has been so fun. Their perspective is intelligent, informative, and sometimes wonderfully confessional. They interweave audio clips from the episodes in a skillful and entertaining way. Their commentary also helpfully critiques the misogyny and transphobia that made its way into the show. I’m REALLY hoping they get around to finishing the series (and maybe adding episodes about the British show too if they are still enjoying themselves!). Thank you, Matt and Patrick: “Now you know what rimming is...”

holiss9696 ,

Miss you!

Love the podcast! Are you coming back?!

hunterbrah27 ,

Great show gentlemen

Are you guys gonna finish it up? Also... Matt may wanna reconfigure his political leanings.... I’m a bisexual republican, and know MANY gay Republicans. The ONLY difference between D&R is common sense and grander picture as one people that are Americans. Let it go. Cause you’re wrong lol

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